A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 142.5008° East, -6.222° South, depth 21.71 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:43:25 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000dd8f. Event ids that are associated: us2000dd8f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.71 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 18:43:25 / March 6, 2018 @ 6:43 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 113 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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